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“Let each one examine his own work. Then he can take pride in himself and not compare himself with someone else” (Galatians 6:4, New English Translation). We can take a deep breath and get back to a semblance of normal with the hurry and scurry of the holidays now behind us. I’m not one to make a lot of New Year’s resolutions (which many have already abandoned by Week Two of the year), but it is a good time to reflect on areas of my life that show growth or need improvement. An Honest Self-examination While employed, I faced the…

 “He showed me this: The Lord was standing there by a vertical wall with a plumb line in his hand” (Amos 7:7, Christian Standard Bible). Sometimes I become excited about a project before considering how much work it will entail. When I decided to paint stripes to create an accent wall, I knew it would take a while. I wasn’t in a rush, so it really didn’t matter. Or at least those were my thoughts on Day One. The project did start easily enough, but it wasn’t quick and certainly wasn’t easy. You can’t paint stripes without lines. Lines must…